WANDERLUST| DIMSUM BREAK OPENS IN DAVAO

SINCE 1996, this Cebu-based dimsum fastfood has been serving a wide variety of Oriental quick chows, from rice pots, noodles, shaopao, to steamed and fried dimsum. Today, Dimsum Break, Harbour City Dimsum House Co., Inc.’s fastest growing brand, has mushroomed across the country, with 11 branches in Cebu, plus branch each in Bacolod, Tacloban, Butuan, and just recently, Davao.

Dimsum Break Davao franchisee Mark Kho opened the 15th (its second in Mindanao) branch last September 20 with a traditional lion dance that welcomed its first patrons at the ground level of GMall of Davao.

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But worry not, aside from the food, there’s not much traditional at Dimsum Break. Instead, one will find a warm and cozy ambience with diners given an interactive set-up in getting their orders. Modern kitchen equipment and display areas are also visible to the customers, assuring them freshly cooked dishes – all within reach – all the time.

Dimsum Break traces back its roots in the Queen City of the South when Henry Uytengsu of Ding Qua Qua Dimsum House initially opened an all-day dimsum dining in 1969. Its steamed fried rice topped with shrimp and pork first got the attention of the food-loving Cebuanos. To this day, it is still the standard of savory steamed rice in Cebu.

After the first Ding Qua Qua offered a dimsum buffet, Uytengsu later formed the Harbour City Dimsum House that featured traditional dimsum carts wheeled to the customers’ tables. From then on, they opened the mall-based Dimsum Break, which was originally conceived to address the dining needs of the mall’s late-night clients, especially those coming from their bowling alleys and cinemas. The rest, as they say, is history.

Some of Dimsum Break’s must-try’s include their Shaomai (in shrimp, mushroom, quail egg, and bacon), steamed spare ribs, garlic pork spare ribs, spring roll, sweet and sour pork, crab pincers, stuffed shrimp and empress roll. Then, pair any of those dimsum favorites (a lot more in their menu) with their signature steamed fried rice for that perfect Dimsum Break dining experience.

SPA EXPERIENCE INSIDE THE COMFORT OF YOUR ROOM

Park Inn by Radisson Davao teamed up with Dr. Bernie and Cherry Al-ag’s Elysia Wellness Spa for a new rejuvenating service that brings the spa experience right at the comfort of their guests’ rooms.

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REST.HEAL. RENEW. AT PARK INN BY RADISSON. GM Pavan Kakar (2nd from right) is joined by Park Inn’s Patty Basa-Tan, Dante Ledesma, Elysia Wellness Spa’s Cherry Al-ag, tourism officers Lisette Marques and Eden Larano-David.

Their new package is inclusive of a standard room accommodation (with fresh fruit welcome drink, revitalizing tea and fruit platter), a choice of a 60-minute massage or facial treatment, a a juice/tea daystarter at the poolside, and a Super Breakfast. Guests can also enjoy a late check-out benefit until 2 pm.

“Our total wellness package is available for only Php 5,700 net for double occupancy and Php 4,400 for a single room,” says general manager Pavan Kakar. “Our well-appointed rooms will give you your much needed rest, the massage can calm your nerves with just the right touch and our superb breakfast buffet will surely energize you in the morning”.

Now, you have something new to enjoy this Halloween weekend. You may inquire at (82) 272 7600.

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